Obsidian Support Services is now offering Post Traumatic Stress support groups.
Meetings will be held online via Zoom every Tuesday @ 7:15 PM.
Meetings will be free for the month of January while we work out group sizes and logistics. PTSD groups will be using the peer support model.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
I was addicted to oxycontin; now I’m not. How do I feel? I feel fine, and so can you.
If you're struggling with drugs or alcohol, talk to me.
Why should you? Am I a super genius with all the answers to your problems? Am I a wizard who can make your pain disappear?
Sadly, I am neither of those things.
What I am is a guy who’s spent the last 13 years digging deep into the subject of addiction. I wanted to know the whys, hows, whos, whats, and wheres of drug addiction. Thanks to the incredibly resilient and wise people I’ve been fortunate enough to know and some hard work, my understanding of addiction has improved.
Here are some of the things I’ve learned that might be useful to you:
· Humans are complicated. That’s why no treatment method works for everyone. Everyone has different goals, motivations, resources, and views on drug use.
· Abstinence for life is unrealistic for most people. Despite what you may have heard, many people manage their use of drugs and alcohol successfully. Some require some time to clear their head; others decide that drugs and alcohol are no longer working for them, so they decide to live without them.
· Yes, people can still decide, and no, you are not powerless.
· Expensive treatment programs are not required to track patients after they leave. They are not required by law to show any positive results to operate. Some offer fancy-sounding programs and claim amazing success rates with little or no evidence. They will happily take your money, whether it’s your first time or your tenth. Yes, I’ve seen people go to the same treatment program ten times and still fail.
· Because being forced to go to treatment against your will or going because your spouse demands that you do or your parents want you to is probably not going to work.
· YOU have to want to make a change for it to work. No one else knows what it’s like to be you, and no one knows exactly what your goals are except you.
· Breaking a habit is hard. Breaking a drug habit is harder. Yet, people stop smoking permanently every day. They stop because the cons outweigh the pros. They stop because they know it’s bad for them. But most importantly, they stop because they WANT to.
If any of this sounds reasonable and you want to hear more, I’ll make you a deal…
Send me a message, and we’ll set up a time to chat. We can talk for a few minutes to see where you’re at. After that, we can set up a time to talk more. OR if you don’t want to chat after that… no problem, no cost, no charge. Either way, whatever we discuss will remain confidential😊
If you want to talk more:
· $35 minimum charge
· $55/h thereafter rounded to the nearest ¼ hour
I wish you the best!
Obsidian has been providing weekly Caduceus groups since 2017. Group sizes fluctuate over time between three and twelve people. When groups become too large, we open another weekly meeting time.
Current meeting times are Thursday at 7:00 PM.
Sunday meetings will be closed until further notice as of January 30th, 2023.
Meetings are scheduled to run for fifty minutes.
An experienced peer support specialist facilitates each meeting.
The Thursday meeting is now free of charge for healthcare professionals. If you want to make a donation to help pay for software costs, please do so via automatic e-transfer to:
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Traditional Caduceus groups focus on accountability and are generally geared towards the 12-steps recovery model.
Obsidian is different. All recovery models and methods are welcome here. Our members find strength in openness and honesty. This is a place where you can complain, share, cry, laugh, or just listen. Harsh judgments and finger-pointing are not a part of our process.
We start each meeting with a round of check-ins followed by an open discussion.
Please silence your cell phone and make sure you have a quiet, confidential place to log on.
Meetings are held online via Zoom. Contact us for links.